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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
rhetoric overshadow his record when it comes to his confirmation. with me now steve clemens, editor at large for "atlantic" and has written things in support of hagel's nomination to the defense department and dan seymour and foreign policy adviser. gentlemen, welcome to you both. i couldn't think of two better people to do this and you both agreed. so, thank you. dan, i want to start with you, but i want to lay out this issue on israel and iran and i want to put up, we put together a few charts. sort of fuel for supporters and opponents when it comes to hagel and iran and israel. voted against iran/libya sanks in 2001 and blocked sanctions bills in 2008. he was in support of key nonproliferation bills having to do with sanctioning iran on nuclear weapons. as for israel, he didn't sign some letters of support of israel in the past. anti-hamas bill and voted for aid for israel as a senator. dan, why would you look at this record and say it's decidedly mixed for somebody who want somebody in there who wants nothing but always on the side of whatever israel wants the united states to do,
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> -- that steve rattner supported. >> i think i know where we're going. >> if only there were that person. you could just check them off. >> you know what? there is. >> steve didn't support him. >> absolutely. you are going to come around on elizabeth warren. you just are. who doesn't? elizabeth warren said this on the issue. aig's reckless bets nearly crashed our entire economy. taxpayers across this country saved aig from ruin. and it would be outrageous for this company to turn around and sue the federal government because they think the deal wasn't generous enough. steve. >> so i agree with elizabeth warren who's completely right. >> that's all i need to hear. you just made my morning. >> january 9th of the new session. >> check right there. >> it's amazing what a victory does. >> come on. >> something about 1,000 fathers and orphans. >> something like that. something like that. so i'm curious, mika. i'm reading "the new york times," as i do every morning. >> oh, yes. >> and i'm hurt. i am hurt because you always told me, and this is why, of course, i was hopeful even though mi
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
nebraska senator bob kerrey and "the atlantic's" steve clemons. senator, it's always an honor to speak with you. the president today said chuck hagel is an american patriot when he announced the nomination of the former senator from your state to head the pentagon. let's take a listen. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. to this day he bears the scars and shrapnel for battles he fought in our name. we see a decorated combat veteran of character and strength. they see one of their own. most importantly, chuck knows war is not an abstraction. he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. >> well, senator hagel paid tribute to the men and women in uniform at the announcement today. let's listen to the nominee himself. >> mr. president, i am grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again and especially its men and women in uniform and their families. these are people that give so m
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
long time coming. joining us now is steve clemons from "the washington note" and the new america foundation. steve writes at "the atlantic magazine" where he is washington editor at large. thank you so much for being here. >> my pleasure, rachel. >> president obama's announcement today that u.s. troops are going to change mission, move to a support role this spring. we had known that it was possible maybe as early as this next summer before today. do we know why the president felt he could accelerate the pace today and do it by this spring? >> well, i think that the president has looked at the -- he just won election. he has looked at the political tea leaves in the united states, and there is not very much support for this. and i think he is making a very important strategic judgment that the timing, that you've got american men and women still on the front line. they're still going to be in danger, but there is nothing strategically achievable in the spring that is different than what is strategically achievable in the summer or fall. and i think for those people who thought th
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
to the guys behind me. >>> hello, surface i'm steve kornac kornacki. america's future or enemy? fracking is here to stay. >>> does it matter whether we call him president obama or just obama? >>> and i'm going to take you inside the oscars and tell you how to win your office pool this year. guess who's ever where you want to be? "the cycle." >>> 5,924,000 since the u.s.-led invasion in to afghanistan started and today presidents obama and karzai met to flesh out withdrawal plans. >> the reason we went to war in the first place is now within reach, ensuring that al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against our country. if we have a follow-on force of any sort passed 2014 it's got to be at the invitation of the afghan government and they have to feel comfortable with it. nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without immunity for our troops. >> this was their first face to face since the nato summit last spring in chicago. today was focused on defining the mission and hashing out who will have what authorities after 2014. talk of tr
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
a nationally reviled political punch line. joining us now is my pal steve schmidt. he is a republican senior strategist from the mccain/palin ticket in '08, msnbc analyst. steve, thank you for being here. good to see you. >> good to see you, rachel. happy new year. >> you too. i know you are a supporter of gun rights, steve. i know you are also a political realist. how do you assess the strength of the effort to try to come up with some form of reform agenda after newtown and after tucson? >> look, i think that the ad that you showed is obviously enormously compelling. it's emotional. the whole country was traumatized by this unspeakable tragedy that took place in newtown, and the tragedies that took place before it. and sadly, the tragedies that are going to take place next. and we don't know where those will be. but the nra is a fearsome political lobby. members particularly in the republican party are terrified of being primaried. this issue is often covered through a partisan prism when it should be looked at through a regional prism. if you talk about democrats in the
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
are ruining the national brand of the republican party. >> steve, georgette was prepared to put up with anything, as long as you could keep her tax rates down on any form of income that she has. and now they can't quite completely guarantee it for her. so what is she in this for, because she ain't with them -- >> it is an interesting cut-off date, january 13th, as ohs forred to any other years. i view the republican party as not the only divide between the rockefellers, and the conservatives. i think the moderate wing is basically known existent now, it is the conservatives who have pragmatic instincts, and i think they actually account for the majority of the republicans in the house. but they have subordinated those instin instincts, the growth, they can grab up all the dollars, steer it into the houses in the country. they are defined by the whack jobs, they basically define conservativism as sort of an insurgents, basically means conservativism now is basically defined as i oppose obama and any and all compromise. the power is there because they're intim dating. >> and some are
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm PST
. steve king introduced a bill in 2011 to clarify, in his words, the 14th amendment. the amendment grants citizenship to anyone born -- it was written after the civil war for african-americans obviously. well, king argued it was not meant to include babies of illegal immigrants. take a look. >> anchor babies are babies that are born in the united states to an illegal mother, and the practice over the years has been to grant automatic citizenship to babies born on u.s. soil. they sneak into the united states, many of them, for the purposes of having the baby. they get the little birth certificate with their little feet prints on there, and then they stay here or go back to their home country and wait until that child comes of age, and then that child, they use that child to apply to bring in the family, the nuclear family, then the extended family. and it's out of control. >> you might expect something like that from the man who questioned whether barack obama's mom might have sent his birth announcement by telegram from kenya. king is at it again with anchor babies. introduced a new bill
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2013 11:00am PST
table when dealing with iran. steve hayes in the weekly standard wrote nothing something in his blog this week, which i will put on the screen. , which will put on the screen. how would he advise this president on how to overcome the threat? >> first of all, i don't think that is a correct assessment. chuck hagel said nothing is off the table but one of the things he believes in is prospects for negotiation. we have been ready to negotiate under the right set of circumstances with iran for the last several years with our friends and allies so, force is the table but i'm glad we have people like the president and like chuck hagel who will be very careful when you start throwing around the terms -- >> he says it's not feasible. do you agree it is not feasible. >> what is the not feasible? >> military option? >>> military option is always feasible, you tell me what the option is. are we going to blow up tehran or go after facilities that might be well protected or hidden? and i think bob gates, the previous secretary of defense, who pointed out the difficulty of striking these places is
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
. tonight we'll try to find the truth about arming public school teachers. >>> congressman steve palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by hurricane katrina, yet voted down sandy aid. he took a hypocritical tour of sandy damage today. >>> congress has hit a new low. >> say ah! >> ah. >> say ah! >> ah. >> even root canals are more popular. bob shrum and howard fineman are here to assess the damages. on the heels of the horrific massacre in newtown, connecticut, something needs to change. here is one reason why. two years ago today, a gunman opened fire in tucson, arizona, in a parking lot. he shot 19 people, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords with a gun that carries 33 rounds and a magazine of ammunition. six people died, including one child. the mother of that child now has a strong message for our elected leaders in washington. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to sta
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
steve palaso. he pushed for storm relief in his area after hurricane katrina and isaac. he voted no for sandy relief because quote, we have a financial disaster looming in the country that i believe personally in my heart is going to be greater than any natural disaster that has ever hit us. now, today the paper ripped into palazzo. his hometown paper. for his vote against sandy relief. quote, seldom has a single vote in congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard headed as the one cast by representative steven palazzo last week. that he would rather make a philosophical point rather than help put back together communities. as he himself once put it is both shameful and offensive. this is an example of this kind of tea party ideology that just seems that people are not as important as the ideology even when they didn't feel that way under different circumstances, jackie. >> again, like we talked about the divide in the republican party, we saw a lot of east coast -- the republicans whose districts were effected by that really get very upset about that. >> peter king and others, yeah.
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
country, but you sure are making them harder to fix. >> steve palazzo, one of the no votes on sandy relief, tried to get funding for his own state after hurricane katrina. turns out he's got company. think progress put together a list of 37 house republicans who voted against sandy funding but who have in the past supported federal disaster funds for their home states. >>> a new ppp poll asked people to compare congress with some other realities of american life. the good news is here are a few things congress beat out in terms of popularity. playground bullies, meth labs, and lindsay lohan. anyway, the bad side, congress came out less popular than this stuff. nfl replacement refs, used car salesmen, and root canals. overall favorability for congress stands at 9%. that's out of 100%. >>> bill maher is not done needling mitt romney. >> the election is behind us. mitt romney is -- what's going on? the career over for him in politics? >> you know, that's what everybody says. i am not of that opinion. he's going to be running again forever. >> he won't run again. >> are you kidding? eve
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am PST
"the economist," and senior economics reporter steve leaseman. steve, first to you. what are the markets saying? what is jack lew's reputation in wall street and what do you see coming forward with debt negotiations? >> i think this appointment is being taken advisedly in the sense that it's a kind of wait and see. you know, from my perspective, having covered more or less -- more or less degrees, seven of the past treasury secretaries, jack lew does come to the table with a bio that perhaps has less independence in it than any treasury secretary i can remember. robert rubin, hailing from goldman sachs, salary summers was a renowned economist. paul o'neil from alcoa. there's nothing on lew's resume that suggests any measure of independence. markets want a little bit of independence from their treasury secretary. that said, if jack lew's appointment can, in fact, result in some kind of longer term budget deal affixed to entitlements, tax reform, corporate and individual that i think markets would be happy to give up that independence. the troubling is i don't hear anybody right no
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
malika henderson is political reporter for "the washington post." steve kornacki is co-host of "the cycle" and an msnbc contributor ari melber is a correspondent for "the nation" magazine. nia malika, if i can start with you on wednesday speaker bain ser taking his colleagues to williamsburg, virginia, where they will hold their annual conference and discussion ways of fixing their image i guess. frank luntz says the public regard these republicans as, and i'm quoting, nothing more than opponents of the president and friends of the powerful. nia malika, what's the problem? that's an entirely accurate assessment, isn't it? >> well, you know, at least that's what the public thinks -- >> that's what i mean. that is what the public thinks. >> it was last week a poll came out that said most people identify as democrats, not republicans. so we do know that house republicans, republicans more generally, have an image problem. they will have their come to jesus meeting on wednesday to talk about fixing the problem. luntz's idea is it really is about language, not so much policy. i think if
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. regardless of that, people want us to get together and do something. that's why i was sad to see steve decide not to run for re-electi re-election. we need republicans, more republicans that will stand in and say, yes, spending is the issue. we have to realize we need to have reasonable revenue in the mix. we have to look at everything. when it comes to spending, defense can't be a sacred cow. we need legitimate entitlement reform. i was on "the cycle" one of msnbc's shows, and i suggested raising medicare since we're living longer isn't necessarily a bad idea. the three progressive hosts, would you have thought i proposed treason to the american government. >> congressman, let me ask you about your next endeavor. politico pointed out, the republican party has a primary problem. gop primary voters have become so conservative, they are nominating candidates that are losing winnable elections. these should have been walk overs for republicans and would have given them a majority. christine o'donnell. ken buck, sharon angle, todd akin and richard murdoch. you add in that the right-leaning
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
history of the universe is found inside a rock. i thought it was in steve's brain. >>> i'm toure. it's the year of lincoln. surprising me a little bit but more locks than a hardware store. >> i haven't seen one of the movies and if you haven't either, don't be embarrassed. you were probably too busy watching "the cycle." >>> loyal lew. the president flushing out the second term cabinet today promoting the chief of staff jack lew to run the treasury. >> so for all of the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it. three times. over the past year, i have sought jack's advice on virtually every decision from economic policy to foreign policy. >> it signals a shift in white house priorities. if confirmed, lew replaces tim geithner whose background helped him navigate the financial vie sis and new wall street regulations and lew spent three years working with wall street the background is in budget fights and matches washington's new focus. lew was an aide to tip o'neill in the '80s helping score the social security deal with presi
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
relationship and it involves the region. i want to ask steve as well about your deep knowledge of afghanistan and pakistan and the other bordering states. >> this is one that has taken a back burner. we are not that far removed from the election. the election was about by and large nothing more than the economy and which side could do it better. as a result almost every other issue gets pushed to the side, but we have, you know -- there are realtime tables in place in afghanistan about what we have pledged to do, what we will do. you talk about chuck hagel. what chuck hagel's role in all of that, if et wants to be secretary of defense. it's a complicated issue, and it's more complicated politically, andrea, simply because the american public -- this happened in iraq. it's clearly happening in afghanistan. the american public has tired of our involvement in these conflicts. this is not something new. this is something that has been long and coming. if you look at the history in polling at least of when that happens, public opinion almost never sort of sways back up to all of a sudd
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
. and steve clemens on "rachel d maddow" made a point that swayed me. >> the democrats that came in many of them that came in with president obama and also part of the concern that americans don't trust democrats to deploy power to be forceful in the world have adopted in many of the institutions they have built in four to five to six years a pentagon hugging strategy of not wanting to reform or cut because of the fear that they will be considered vietnam democrats, anti-military democrats. >> and i think there's some truth to that and i do think in this time where we are going to be looking at cutting the pentagon's budget and scaling back our military to a certain extent, i do think maybe republican would be better positioned to do that and wouldn't be, especially one who's served in the vietnam war wouldn't be subject to the criticisms in the same way a democrat could be. >> part of obama's calculus. >> i will say i would like to see some women picked for some positions. maybe obama needs to borrow some of the romney's binders full of women. >> he has own. >> why did barney frank
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> time to talk about what we learned. steve? >> just when i thought -- in 30 years, i find out she was from alabama. >> just keep winning. what have you learned? >> that new york's state has its first asian american representative to congress. >> grace meng. she's fabulous. >> mike? >> get it over with. >> ron. >> jump in there. >> mika? >> i got a pronunciation from joe scarborough. apparently, twitter is not as it's spelled. twitter. like bitter. >> twitter. >> joseph. >> twitter. >> and i learned no labels. getting together today. it's very important. >> mark mckinnon's doing a great thing. >> time for "morning joe," but right now, time for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> one month after the tragedy at sandy hook, vice president p prepares to curb gun violence, but does it have a chance of getting through congress? we'll talk to one of the top democrats in the house. south carolina's jim clyburn. colin powell had tough talk for the gop. he claims he's still a republican, but that the outlook for his party is grim wit
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
, steve rattner. and "fortune" magazine's assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher is with us. hi, leigh. >> hi. >> good to have you. >> it was a good weekend. huge weekend. you had colin powell on "meet the press." >> that was good. i was going to start with that. that was fantastic. >> then of course your biggest -- your biggest event of the weekend. miss america. miss america. >> no, not miss america. >> very excited. miss alabama. is alabama going to win everything? >> she's not from alabama. >> she actually lives in brooklyn, doesn't she? >> yeah. no, i didn't watch that. i watched "the golden globes," but i did not watch "miss america." you know how i feel about pageants. donald trump called me and left me a message saying my secret desire in life was to be a beauty queen. >> so let me ask you, was your secret desire in life when you were younger to be a beauty queen? >> no. >> you wouldn't want to do it. huffington post had an article about all the things these women did, duct tape. >> it's bad enough being on cable news. >> use duct tape and then -- >> we do that. yeah. >>
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
steve clemens from the new america foundation. he writes for "atlantic" magazine, washington editor at large. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure, rachel. >> president obama's announcement that troops will move to a support role this spring, we had known it was possible maybe as early as this next summer before today, do we know why the president felt he could accelerate the pace today and do it by this spring? >> i think that the president looked at the tea leaves in the united states, not much support for this. making a strategic judgment that the timing that you have american men and women still on the front line, going to still in danger, but nothing strate c strategically achievable in the spring that is different than what is strategically achievable in the summer or fall. for those people who thought barack obama would acquiesce to permanent war, they are totally wrong this is a very important day. i was re-reading "the drift: the unmooring of american military power," written by one rachel mad yao today, you can just see the remarkable change on one happened in the deci
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 1:00am PST
before. which one is it? joining us now is steve kornacki, host of "the cycle." steve, it's good to see you. empty threats? or are we in uncharted obstruction territory? >> i don't think it's uncharted yet. i'm curious to see how it plays out. i think in terms of the republicans unifying in opposition, it's more likely in the case of hagel than lew, but we'll see how that plays out. i don't pick up yet in either case on the threat of what could kill either of these nominations that would be a filibuster there is a sense in hagel, even if he had all the republicans, all 45 of them say they are against him, there will be still be up or down. so maybe 55-45, maybe one democrat will peel off. the longer term threat here is this. what we've already experienced in the last four years is that the republicans in some very sort of troubling ways have changed the behavior enormous for congressional parties. you look at how they have treated the debt ceiling. they tried to claim that as a legitimate bargaining tool. you look what the senate republicans have down with the filibuster, taking extreme
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
pretty well. >> i bet you do. >> steve schmitt made an interesting point with rachel maddow saying we tend to think of this as a partisan issue. it's more of a regional issue. we show regional ownership of guns by region. do you think that these new groups that come up, mayor bloomberg's group and gabby giffords and mark kelly's group, over the long-term that they can shift the political calculus and shift that cultural dynamic that is in play right now? >> first of all, it's not just a regional thing. it's by party as well. if you look at polling on guns and possession of guns and types of weapons and so forth, republicans are strongly in favor of being extremely cautious about imposing any new restrictions. democrats are pretty strongly in favor. independents are split right down the middle. again that's something that democrats have to be concerned about. i don't claim to be steeped in the gun culture, but i worked in kentucky for years and i know the state and the people there and they rightly care about their guns not only for constitutional reasons, but reasons of sport and w
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
2013. >>> i'm steve kornacki. a month since newtown and this afternoon vice president biden handed the president the wish list for gun control. former congress joe sustek takes his turn in "the cycle." >>> looks like a tough four years in washington. we're helping president obama break the second-term curse. >>> there's one more on envelope to open. who won the golden globes pool? spoiler alert, the answer coming in "the back spin." >>> tired words of president obama today as washington holds the nation up against another debt ceiling. >> it would be a self inflicted wound on the economy, it would slow down our growth. might tip us in to recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> thank goodness. but next, news flash, we already hit the ceiling two weeks ago. and the treasury's been using, quote, extraordinary measures to pay its bills. what does that even mean? the money shuffle can't last forever. th
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 2:00am PST
away for a 125-112 victory. >>> lakers point guard steve nash reached a milestone. 10,000 assists and counting. nash is only the fifth nba player to do that behind john stockton, magic johnson and marc jackson. >>> in college basketball, duke retains its number one ranking as cook poured in a career high 25 points against clemson. the blue devils are off to one of their best starts with 15 wins and no losses. nice job. >>> and a tale of two cities and twin brothers as rob ryan was fired as defensive coordinator of the dallas cowboys. and in new york, the jets announced that his twin brother, rex ryan, will keep his job as head coach for now. and rex confirmed that he has a tattoo on his arm of his wife in a jets jersey with the number 6 quarterback mark sanchez. ryan said if sanchez doesn't play well next season, that number is changing. >> for another look of the weather, here is meteorologist bill karins. >> as a jets fan, it explains everything. the circus continues, right? >> indeed. >> the next one will be number 8 quarterback, fill the 6 in. let's talk about this incredible
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am PST
job. >> let's bring in democratic strategist and former kerry deputy campaign manager steve elman dorve and rich gayland. i want to start with this job per se. the chief of staff is described as the second most powerful position in washington. would you agree with that assessment? >> yes, the title doesn't describe the span of control that the chief of staff has. such as chief of staff of the white house but chief of staff of the executive branch and his or her span is enormously broad. let me say something about what congressman rangel said. >> let me get to that. we'll ask you about the fact that the president has gone through four chiefs of staff in four years. there are other people in high stress jobs, tim geithner at treasury, hillary clinton at state who stayed on the whole time. is this a reflection on this president or just how grueling and critical this job has become? >> i think it's a reflection of how grueling and critical the job has become and how tough it is on people. i talked to someone leaving the white house yesterday. i said what are you going to do? i'm going
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
experiences. >>> i'm steve kornacki, finding out who gave me the flu. really. it's a sick new app. >>> all that plus what kids, kesha and congress have common. we're all about making connections here on "the cycle." all right. it's just 13 days to the inauguration and if you thought president obama's first term was polarizing, just wait for the second. for instance, his first term was polarizing despite obama's efforts. his second could be polarizing because of them. need proof? already the president's putting up his dukes nominating chuck hagel to run the pentagon. he slammed the door on debt ceiling negotiations demanding congress raise it without drama and says he's ready to be tough on gun control but remember the president doesn't have to worry about re-election ever again. so expect his second term agenda to look a lot like this. full of overtures to the base which criticized him over the last four years for caving to republicans. to help decipher what to expect in the next four years, we start with nbc's peter alexander outside of the white house and "the washington post" d
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Jan 6, 2013 5:00am PST
for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> steve ellis. >> you were talking about the flood shuns program and the problems with the flood insurance program and one of the thigs that's interesting when you look at the senate bill is that for sandy relief is that it requires that the corps review its existing projects that were built to provide flood protection and storm damage redux and in six months come back and tell them how they performed but this three months they're start to building new projects so we're essentially, most likely going to put back into place spending billions of dollars, virtually the same structure. we're going to rebuild in a very similar manner with beach replenishment projects and berms and dunes that will keep in harm's way and that's been the problem with our flood plain policy and even with the flood insurance program, one of the things is that the only team you have a mandatory purchase requirement is if you're in the 100-year flood plain. >> explain that steps. >> exactly. it doesn't mean it floods once ever
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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
. you know, there's something rather unusual about the second term shake-up. missing the shake-up. >>> i'm steve
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
2007, people like steve king were at the forefront of stopping this, and we're going to start hearing from them again. we'll see if there's enough republicans to overwhelm them. an immigration bill would be something like the fiscal cliff passing with mostly democratic votes in the house. how many times can john boehner do in a? >> how many times will john boehner allow that to happen? >> right. >> also, dave, we have something that maybe you noticed as well on friday, our paychecks, right. hopefully we got our paychecks, and americans are starting to feel that pinch from that payroll tax holiday going away, and the president had said, you know, earlier on during the fiscal cliff deal and as the negotiations were going on that taxes would not go up for americans. what happened then is what a lot of people are asking at the moment? >> there was just a strange agreement between the democrats and the republicans to hold hands and jump off the cliff on this issue that we didn't really see coming because no one talked about it. this was an idea that got approved in the 2010 deal, extended
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
political fight ahead for the former senator dubbed man without a party. >>> i'm steve kornacki. did you hear they're adding a new game at the 0 bush administration picks? can kicking. >>> i'm crystal ball. we need to build an asteroid deflection system. i'm going somewhere with this. >>> live wrong. lance armstrong may come clean but what's that got to do with jimmy swaggart? this is "the cycle." >>> president obama's second term defense team is taking shape as long as the senate confirms his picks. my friends, the odds right now are in the president's favor. today, the president formally nominated a republican former senator chuck hagel from nebraska as the new pentagon chief. talking about the for weeks. hagel backed both the afghan and iraq wars. hagel's also a vietnam war vet with two purple hearts and would be the nation's first pentagon chief to have seen combat as an enlisted soldier. he's come under fire for a gay slur of 15 years ago and he's apologized for. even though many may think those criticisms of iraq and afghanistan is invalid. john brennan earned the stripes at the ci
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
near superhuman strength, but warren ameral refuses to let his friend steve die, not here and not now. >> you know, you see your friend there. if you're not going to do nothing, you're going the lose your friend.
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Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
being enforced. well, now it's texas that's up to it. state representative steve top is proposing legislation that wik it against the law to enforce federal bans on ammunition or assault weapons in the lone star state, nullification back again. here he is. >> this is a hardened state. it isn't a good place for a criminal to show up and start shooting. we want to make sure that this legislation protects the second amendment gun rights and the tenth amendment which is state sovereignty rights of texans. >> yahoo. when we start hearing things like state sovereignty, it's like that old precivil war talk of nullification. >>> next, former senator jim demint has called obama care specifically the individual mandate, inconsistent with liberty. demint retired from the senate to head up the heritage foundation, a conservative think tank. the group released this year's index of economic prodom. the top teb have government run health care. hong kong at number one has a publicly run system with most hospitals owned by the government. and australia, number three on the list, everyone is eligib
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